Monday, January 14, 2013

Some Plane Pr0n

First this:

Air Frame: A C-17 Globemaster III from JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., sits on the runway at Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa, Dec. 16, 2012. (Air Force photo by SSgt. Jon Polka) (Click on image above to reach larger version.)

Nice reflection, eh?

Then this:
Commando II Times Fourteen: Lockheed Martin delivered the 14th new-build MC-130J special-mission aircraft to Air Force Special Operations Command. Aircraft 5713 departed the company's manufacturing plant in Marietta, Ga., on Jan 9 for Cannon AFB, N.M., according to a company release on that same day. Cannon is the beddown site for these new MC-130Js, dubbed Commando IIs, which AFSOC intends to utilize for missions such as refueling of other special-mission platforms in flight, covertly inserting and extracting special forces, and resupplying them. The previous MC-130J arrived at Cannon last month. There are 27 MC-130Js on order thus far for AFSOC.
Remember I said I noticed a lot more tails on the Cannon Airplane Patch flight line of late?  Well, there's gonna be a LOT more before the AF is through.


  1. There's just not enough cargo plane pr0n. The big girls need love too.

    Besides which, nothing beats the roar of a Hercules at low altitude and in a hurry to get somewhere!

    1. I hear that low roar of low-altitude Herks quite often, actually. But I still miss the Lawn Darts when they were at Cannon.


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